The project proposes to convert an existing vacant 690-square foot building into a commercial cannabis retail use. The proposal is located at 51005 Highway 395 south of the Lee Vining commercial core and gains access from Utility Road. Modifications to the property include interior remodeling of the existing structure, the addition of a storage shed, new signage, and paving and lighting for the parking area.
The project qualifies for a categorical exemption from the provisions of CEQA as the project is considered a Class 3 - Conversion of Small Structure (CEQA Guidelines, 15303). A Class 3 exemption includes the conversion of existing small structures from one use to another where only minor modifications are made in the exterior of the structure.
See NOE for full reasons of exemption